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Principle of operation

The MoistScan® standard MA-500 online microwave moisture analyser is ideal for use on non-conducting and non-magnetic materials with low to medium moisture content and relatively low bed depths.


MoistScan MA 500 Features

The MA-500 fits to a standard belt conveyor such that the microwave transmitter is located below the belt and the detector is located above the material. This enables real time moisture determination of the material as it passes through the measurement zone.

The rugged C-frame configuration is supplied fully assembled and is easily installed. The control enclosure with the industrial touch screen interface can be mounted on the C-frame as standard. Alternatively, a remote mounting option is available on request, which allows the interface to be mounted further away from the C-frame installation, e.g. control room or electrical switc h room.

The user-friendly interface puts the power of easy set up and maintenance in the hands of the operator, designed with simple-to-use menus. The MA-500 also features built in data storage and communication capabilities that enable technical support via remote access for diagnostic purposes and periodic calibration verification. In addition, sending and receiving plant data has never been easier with a host of industry standard protocols to choose from.


Key Feature #1

MoistScan® patented technology measures 100% of the material in real time.


Key Feature #2

No conveyor belt scale required due to built-in material bed depth measurement with compensation for rapidly varying loads, without the use of a radioactive source


Key Feature #3

Industry 4.0 IoT Remote Access for periodic calibration checks and servicing. Personnel don’t need to access the plant improving safety and productivity.

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Key Feature #4

Seamless control system integration with a wide range of optional serial communication protocols to choose from.


Key Feature #5

Simple installation requiring only four bolts to mount the analyser to braces perpendicular across the conveyor structure.

MoistScan MA500 Key Feature #6 Analyser


Key Feature #6

The analyser interface consists of a built-in industrial colour touch screen with user-friendly intuitive menus requiring very little training to operate and powerful diagnostics.


Application Examples

Instrument: MA-500 (4 units)
Material: Alumina Hydroxide
Installation: Between vertical disk filters and calciner
Bed Depth: 50mm
Moisture: 6 – 10%
Purpose: Control of vertical disk filter


Application Examples

Instrument: MA-500
Material: Thermal Coal
Installation: Conveyor mount – output of dryer plant
Bed Depth: 100-185mm
Moisture: 10 – 16%
Purpose: Monitor moisture on the output of the dryer


MoistScan Series

MoistScan MA500 Advanced Moisture measurement
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Advanced moisture measurement solution for any bulk material transported on conveyors

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MoistScan 600 Brand Logo - RTI

Innovative moisture measurement on disc or belt filters, screw filters or chutes.

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Accurate in-pipe moisture measurement for various slurries or processed foods